Logan bans Spice

The vote was unanimous Tuesday night as members of the Logan Municipal Council passed an ordinance making it illegal to manufacture or possess a synthetic substance commonly referred to as “Spice.” Similar ordinances have previously been adopted by the Cache County Council and Ogden City. Eleven states have prohibited it. Cache County Attorney James Swink, the only one to speak out at a public hearing, encouraged the action and said local doctors and law enforcement officers have said Spice has caused numerous local health problems. “We’re hearing that Middle School kids are using this,” councilmember Holly Daines said at the meeting Tuesday. “People are being admitted to the hospital because they think it’s mild, but they don’t know what dosage they’re getting. “I think we need to go ahead. If we can help a few people from being impacted by this it’s worthwhile.” Passage of the ordinance makes it a Class B misdemeanor, punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine of $1000 to possess, manufacture or distribute spice in Logan City. Police Chief Gary Jensen commended the council for adopting the ordinance.

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